The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library

Creative Writing

A guide for those pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFA), and for undergraduates working on creative writing projects

Use Summon to cross search the library catalog (books, DVDs, government documents) and most of the library databases (journal articles, images, newspapers).

Advanced Search

Finding Articles

How to find articles in the library databases:

1. Login to MyUTampa by using your Spartans Domain username and password.

2. Browse the list of databases below. Make sure to search two or more to get the best results. 

3. It's time to begin your search! Enter your search terms and see your results.

4. Remember to limit your search to refine your results. Helpful limits include adjusting the date range or selecting peer-reviewed articles.

5. If you have any questions, ask a librarian!


The following databases are helpful for Creative Writing research.

Journals about Creative Writing

Examples of useful journals for Creative Writing students:

Artforum is the lead resource on art today, looking at both contemporary and historical artists and movements.

Contemporary Literature is a comprehensive journal on the emerging and established writers in today's literature.

Feminist Theory is a journal with an interdisciplinary approach to current topics and debates in feminism.

Journal of Postcolonial Writing is a journal dedicated to the study of literature in postcolonial locations.

Narrative is a journal dedicated to the study of narrative forms, published by The Society for the Study of Narrative Literature.

New Literary History is one of the top journals in the field of literary theory and history.

Poetry is the renowned journal published by the Poetry Foundation.

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